FREE ARTS MINNESOTA...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Courtney Kupsch 612.824-2787 courtney@freeartsminnesota.org FREE ARTS MINNESOTA RECEIVES NEA FUNDING National Endowment for the Arts Grant to Support Teaching Artist Series MINNEAPOLIS (May 10, 2016) – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and…

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UnitedHealth Group Free...

UnitedHealth Group hosted their fourth Free Arts Day, this time at Southside Village Boys & Girls Club.  Our theme was “Calm Bodies, Calm Minds,” which explored the connection between mental and physical health, and taking care of yourself by keeping your body calm and safe. Youth and their art pals worked on creating projects such…

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Lifetouch Free Arts Day

Lifetouch, our founding supporter, hosted our most recent Free Arts Day on Saturday, May 2nd at Dakota Woodlands, a shelter and support resource for more than twenty homeless families. Youth spent the morning thinking about creative ways to Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! with projects including insects made from bottle caps, egg carton owls…

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National Mentoring Month

Jan. Marks the 14h Annual National Mentoring Month Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior like skipping…

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UnitedHealth Group Free...

UnitedHealth Group hosted their third Free Arts Day – this time at River Bend Educational Center located in Minneapolis. The theme of the event was Celebrate ME! Projects included face painting, frame decorating, and fashion design with a red carpet runway. Rebecca Steward, a Licensed School Social Worker at the…

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! If you are a Free Arts mentor, please take some time to share your experiences online, with friends, with your family, at the office or with your classmates! If you are not a mentor but would like to be, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Deandra…

Junior League of...

Last month, the Junior League of Minneapolis hosted a Free Arts Day at People Serving People. The theme of the event was Celebrate ME! Projects included, face painting, frame decorating, and fashion design with a red carpet runway.  Thank you to the Junior League for participating and hosting this incredibly…